A Vermont woman named Christine Billis recently pled guilty to manslaughter after she intentionally drove her car into a tree, causing her husband’s death. Ms. Billis would have gotten away with it, but shortly after the accident, she joined the online dating website okcupid.com, then confessed the deed to a prospective beau. The guy decided to go to the authorities instead of pursuing a relationship with her. It seems wearing a wire and becoming an undercover informant is preferable to finding love for some people.
No one will dispute that it’s wrong to hasten the demise of your spouse by driving into a tree, no matter how much he snores over there in the passenger seat. The old “thou shalt not kill” credo is pretty standard. In her defense, Ms. Billis later claimed her husband was controlling and abusive. Mental note: If you’re controlling and abusive, you should do the driving.
What’s glaringly apparent to me is that Christine, and possibly others, need some guidance in the dos and don’ts in…
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